May 6-12 is Nurses Week!
Thank you to all of our nursing staff this week and always for your hard work and dedication now and always. This year, 2020, was designated by the World Health Organization as the “Year of the Nurse” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who established the principles of modern nursing.
This year we also honor Claudia Cozzi, RN for her Nightingale Award nomination. She is a sixteen year employee who brings forth extensive home care knowledge, professionalism, true compassion and exceptional care to her patients as a Primary Care Nurse. The many letters we’ve received from her former patients and their caregivers are a testament to the exemplary care that she provides.
Please join us in honoring Claudia and all of our nurses May 6-12 and all month long!
THANK YOU to our Field Staff
The office staff contributed to this video showing appreciation for all of our clinical staff members working hard in the field during this difficult time!
Click here to watch it: https://youtu.be/zY_hzPtXYys
THANK YOU for everything you do!
A message from Janine and the entire Management Team:
THANK YOU to all of our nurses, therapists and aides who continue to go out and help our patients during this time of uncertainty. We are proud of you for your ongoing commitment to getting the job done. We are thankful for your hard work, resilience, and dedication now and always.
National OT Month
Happy National Occupational Therapy Month! We are thankful for all that you do this month and always.
Flu season is upon us!
Please remember these precautions to prevent from getting, or spreading, the virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
RxSaver is a website and mobile app that makes comparison shopping for medication very simple. Just enter the name and dose of your medication along with your zip code, and RxSaver will show a list of current pricing at local pharmacies.
Best of all, RxSaver is a service that you can use whether you have health insurance through VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice or not.
Once RxSaver tells you what’s available in the marketplace for your medication, you simply select the best coupon price from the available options. Then there are two ways to redeem your savings:
- Print out a coupon for the price you see and bring it to the pharmacy.
- Show the coupon on your phone to pharmacy staff.
If you are interested in pricing your medication through RxSaver, click on the link below. You’ll need the Client Code: VNANE
Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!
We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.
2019 Facts on the Affordable Care Act
Agency Benefit Reward
In 2020, we would like to reward those on our insurance who receive a routine physical, routine eye exam, routine mammogram, routine colonoscopy, or a routine prostate cancer check by issuing a $25.00 Amazon gift card to all participants and their dependents, who are on our plan, and have any of the above mentioned routine exams. To receive your gift card, simply have your physician complete and sign the form below.
OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update
Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.
Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor. With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.
Click on the links below to learn more:
EAP Benefit Program
As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.
EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.
Click on the links below to learn more:
Did you know?
VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.